Monday, 19 November 2012

Last Meet of the Year at Skipton

As always this meet attracted a large number of caravans and motorhomes to the cattle market at Skipton, some come to do their Christmas shopping in town, but mainly it`s for the last chance to see friends before putting the `vans away for winter.
Skipton Cattle Market (But earlier this year)
Saturday night end of year party kicked off with bingo called by Eric, all went well up till here, and then things went downhill. Tonight we were also celebrating Jane’s and Eric’s golden wedding anniversary, and Chris had spent the last two months gathering signatures for a card and donations for having a special cake made. A small presentation was going to be made, Chris does not like public speaking and asked me to do it, also this seemed to fall into my remit as the group`s Public Relations Officer. However the Sites Officer had wanted to do it and I got in trouble !!!!!!
The Cake
  After that the Treasurer then kept hold of the mica phone when we wanted it for drawing the raffle. Because a lot of the campers really liked the way Chris did the raffles at the larger meets when she was the Social Officer, she had been asked to do it for this weekend. The party was advertised with the theme of “Get me to the Church on Time” and the raffle as having a Wedding Anniversary theme.

The room
  Chris had made a board with the anniversary numbers on
What was supposed to happen was when a ticket was drawn the person with that ticket would come to the front and choose an anniversary, say… 15th I would have announced that that is Crystal and suggest that the raffle prize may be a Crystal Chandelier, Chris would then give them a wrapped gift for them to open in front of the room and find that it in fact was a tub of De-icing Crystals to (hopefully) laughter or groans. This would have been repeated 12 times. However what did happen was the numbers were called people came and got their prize and sat back down. A waste of time and effort on Chris’s part !

Me presenting the cake to Jane and Eric

Still I got to ware my “Madam Dee`s Blood and Bats shirt.”

1 comment:

  1. That's a shame about the raffle, and after all that trouble. It would have been very funny had it gone right!

    It's always so nice to hear about people having a Golden Anniversary these days, isn't it? :o)



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